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Teresa Lapka Teresa Lapka

Teresa Thomas Lapka passed away on July 2, 2018, surrounded by family. Teresa was born March 29, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She loved to dance and entertain. Teresa taught school in Unalakleet, Nome, and Mountain Village, Alaska. She has travelled all over the U.S. Teresa is survived by her brother, Jerry Phelan of Mt. Airy, Pennsylvania; her children, John Thomas of Illinois, Christina Tisdale of Nevada, Mark Thomas of Alaska, Merle Thomas of Washington, Joel Thomas of Texas, Teresa Hickerson, Michele Casey and Monica Rose all of Alaska. She also leaves behind 30 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great greatgrandchild. She will be laid to rest in New Castle, Pen...


Robert Gambrel Robert Gambrel

POLSON — Robert Eugene Gambrel, 67, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of July 4, 2018. Robert (also known as Bob or Gene) was born on Jan. 21st, 1951, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Robert Leroy Gambrel and Mary Helen (LeMaster Gambrel) Ringstrom. As a child, Robert lived in Keokuk, Iowa; Chi...


Loren Dupuis Loren Dupuis

POLSON — Loren Russell Dupuis passed on to the spirit world on July 5, 2018. “Russ,” as many people knew him, was the fifth son born to Floyd and Ruth Dupuis on Dec. 28, 1939, in St. Ignatius. After he graduated from Polson High School in 1958, he and a few of his buddies decided to join th...


Arletta Clairmont-Young Arletta Clairmont-Young

RONAN — Arletta “Granny” Clairmont-Young, 77, of Ronan, joined her late husband Gerald “Pa” Clairmont and our father in heaven on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, due to heart complications. She was born on March 28, 1941, to Grant and Bertha Young and raised in Kalispell. She was one of...


David Anderson David Anderson

POLSON — David Ray Anderson died of natural causes on July 2, 2018, in Polson. He was born on Jan. 10, 1933, in Buhl, Idaho, to Arvil Olaf and Edna (Worly) Anderson. His siblings included Rulon (deceased), Gail, Howard, Lois, Arvil Jr., Cliff and Karen. The young family resided in Charlo and San Die...


Elsie Garbe Elsie Garbe

RONAN — Elsie Phillips Garbe, 99, passed away on June 27, 2018, at the St. Luke Extended Care Center in Ronan. Elsie was born on Jan. 6, 1919, in Great Falls to Leon and Crete D. Phillips. She grew up and graduated from high school in Highwood, Montana, and in 1937, the family moved to Ronan and E...


Loren Dupuis

Loren Russell Dupuis passed on to the spirit world on July 5, 2018. “Russ”, as many people knew him, was the fifth son born to Floyd and Ruth Dupuis on Dec. 28, 1939, in St. Ignatius. He graduated from Polson High School in 1958. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at: www.lak...


Urban Bear Don't Walk

Urban Bear Don't Walk walked on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 due to long-term complications of Parkinson's disease. He was born Nov. 9, 1941, to Emma (Crissler) Bear Don't Walk and Ray Bear Don't Walk in Crow Agency, Montana. His father was a member of the Apsaalooke tribe and his mother, of the Turtle Mountain Ch...


William Hettich

POLSON — William “Bill” Hettich, age 81, passed away May 28, 2018. A memorial service for Bill will be held Sunday, July 22, from noon-3 p.m. at Valley View Clubhouse, 40762 Valley View Rd., Polson. There will be balloons to follow off of Backroad. Arrangement are under the care of The L...


Kathryn Grinde

POLSON — Memorial services for Kathryn S. Grinde, of Polson, will be held on July 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. A luncheon will follow the services at the church and burial will be private. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at: www.lakefuneralhomeandcr...


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